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Nightmare City
by Andrew Klavan


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What should have been an ordinary morning is about to spiral into a day of unrelenting terror.

As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom is always on the lookout for an offbeat story. But from the moment he woke up this morning, his own life has been more bizarre than any headline could ever tell.  Read more...


 
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Overview

What should have been an ordinary morning is about to spiral into a day of unrelenting terror.

As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom is always on the lookout for an offbeat story. But from the moment he woke up this morning, his own life has been more bizarre than any headline could ever tell.

The streets of his town are suddenly empty and silent. A strange fog has drifted in from the sea and hangs over everything. And something is moving in that fog. Something evil. Something hungry. Closing in on Tom.

Tom's terrified girlfriend Marie says the answers lie at the Santa Maria Monastery, a haunted ruin standing amidst a forest blackened by wildfire. But can he trust her? A voice that seems to be coming from beyond the grave is warning him that nothing is what it seems.

Only one thing is certain: with his world collapsing around him, Tom has only a few hours to recover the life he knew--before he, too, is lost forever in this nightmare city.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781595547972
  • ISBN-10: 1595547975
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publish Date: November 2013
  • Page Count: 306
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-17
  • Dimensions: 8.68 x 5.86 x 1.09 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.89 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-09-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

Suspense writer Klavan (If We Survive) switches to horror in a fast-paced and eerie tale that shows an awareness of the genre’s conventions and a willingness to play with readers’ expectations. High school journalist Tom Harding wakes up to find his house deserted, his SoCal neighborhood abandoned, and mysterious creatures after him. He has occasional contact with his too-good-to-be-true girlfriend, his newspaper editor, and a mysterious man who seems to control the monsters. He also sees visions of his brother, a deceased military hero, and a medical TV show with a strangely familiar patient. Interspersed with Tom’s struggle to escape, flashbacks explore the steroid scandal he reported on and the anger many school officials and athletes felt toward him. Readers will soon catch on to the cause of Tom’s predicament, but Klavan wisely shifts gears, focusing on Tom’s need for survival and his struggle to both discover and tell the truth. As the two plotlines converge, Klavan’s background in thrillers comes to the forefront, and the mysterious clues lead to elegant, intense chase sequences and a well-crafted mystery. Ages 12–up. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (Nov.)

 
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